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Get up, get out, and do something! Just about any day of the year, you can find something fun, informative, and healthy to enjoy at an area park. Feel free to browse the listings below, or use the search tools to find an event that matches your interests and location.

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Sunday, May 1, 2016

May 1

Science in the Park

at 76th Avenue and Springfield Boulevard (in Alley Pond Park), Queens

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Join Alley Pond Environmental Center and New York Hall of Science for free, hands-on science programming in Alley Pond Park.
Category: Nature
Free!

May 1

Summer on the Hudson: IAC NYC 15th Annual Irish Dance Festival

at Pier I (in Riverside Park South), Manhattan

1:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
The Irish Dance Festival features hundreds of Irish dancers, Irish music, cultural workshops, and opportunities for the whole family to join in the high-stepping fun.
Category: Accessible, Dance, Festivals, Best for Kids, Waterfront
Free!

Best For
Kids
May 1

Inside/Outside: Behind the Scenes at the Oldest Building in Queens

at Bowne House (in Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech), Queens This is an Accessible location

1:30 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Special tours of the inside and outside of one of Queen's oldest buildings.
Category: Accessible, Education, History, Tours, Seniors
Free!

May 1

Garden Highlights Walk

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill), Bronx

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Join us for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights.
Category: Nature, Tours
Free!

May 1

Fleece Fun

at Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Come to Lefferts Historic House and see how wool was used on a Flatbush farm.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Education, History, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
May 1

Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park

at East 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue (in Central Park), Manhattan

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Visit some of the park's most famous landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Bethesda Terrace, and the Lake, on this east-to-west tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides.
Category: History, Tours
Free!

May 1

Environmental Film Screening: 'Love Thy Nature' (Narrated by Liam Neeson)

at Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley), Staten Island This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
This award-winning film is a cinematic immersion into the beauty and intimacy of our relationship with the natural world.
Category: Nature, Film
Free!

May 1

Leading the Way: Six Outstanding Women of Queens

at Kingsland Homestead (in Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech), Queens

2:30 p.m.4:30 p.m.
The Queens Historical Society presents their newest exhibition, Leading the Way: Six Outstanding Women of Queens. Featuring women from diverse fields and backgrounds, who at one…
Category: Art, History, Women's History Month

May 1

Inside/Outside: Behind the Scenes at the Oldest Building in Queens

at Bowne House (in Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech), Queens This is an Accessible location

3:30 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Special tours of the inside and outside of one of Queen's oldest buildings.
Category: Accessible, Education, History, Tours, Seniors
Free!

May 1

Greenbelt Poetry Trail

at Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley), Staten Island This is an Accessible location

3:30 p.m.4:30 p.m.
Join us on a tour of the inaugural Greenbelt Poetry Trail—a site-specific literary art installation.
Category: Art
Free!

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